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Commentary: Fears of Columbine still fresh

For a few hours Wednesday, I relived the panic, fear and anxiety I felt 20 years ago as a high school student in suburban Denver.

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colo. On Wednesday, my hometown was consumed in panic as Denver-area authorities frantically searched for a young woman "infatuated" with the shooting and who had bought a gun after recently traveling to Colorado.

Schools throughout my hometown shut down in order to keep students

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